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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love.

Director:

Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

Tracy Oliver (screenplay), Nicola Yoon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yara Shahidi ... Natasha Kingsley
Anais Lee ... Young Natasha
Charles Melton ... Daniel Jae Ho Bae
John Leguizamo ... Jeremy Martinez
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Samuel Kingsley
Miriam A. Hyman ... Patricia Kingsley
Jordan Williams ... Peter Kingsley
Jake Choi ... Charles Bae
Keong Sim ... Dae Hyun Bae
Cathy Shim ... Min Soo Bae
Shamika Cotton ... Hannah
Camrus Johnson ... Omar Hassabala
Hill Harper ... Lester Barnes
Harry Chambarry ... Angry Passenger
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Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. She is not the type of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when her family is twelve hours away from being deported. Falling in love with him will not be her story. Daniel has always been the good son, the good student, living up to his parents' high expectations. Never a poet. Or a dreamer. But when he sees her, he forgets all that. Something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store - for both of them. Every moment has brought them to this single moment. A million futures lie before them. Which one will come true?

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Love is a Universe All of Its Own

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sun Is Also a Star See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,511,530, 19 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,486,824, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,935,530, 19 May 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The lead characters Natasha and Daniel are loosely based on Nicola Yoon (the author of the book the movie is based on) and her husband who are Jamaican and Korean American respectively. Neither faced the immigration issues shown in the film. See more »

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TOPICAL ROMANCE FOR OUR TIMES...!
21 May 2019 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

A wonderful romance between a Jamaican girl & a Korean boy based on a novel by Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything). The girl in question is about to be deported along w/her family (due to her father's recent capture in an immigration raid in which he plead guilty) so she's desperately engages an attorney to make a plea for a judge to look into her case while a young man, a poet & artistic spirit at heart, who is about to interview for an Ivy League college, feels he's doing himself a disservice by letting his parents dictate his dreams. They both meet (no surprise there!) & during their conversations where she takes the position of being a pragmatist who believes in the science of all things while he is a person of coincidence & fated encounters proposes that in an hour's time, he will convince her they're both meant to be together. During that time, they get to know each other, fending off the realities of their situations until reality sinks in & hard decisions need to made. Playing like a tryst meant for our times (people being deported even though they're hard working individuals, the exasperation of over-achievement), this love story could not be anymore topical. That the leads are exceedingly easy on the eyes helps matter a not as we plunge ourselves into their predicament (as any story w/a ticking clock must & should do) & become a welcome cheering section for the events unfolding on screen.


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